Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oden loses tonsils

The Portland Trail Blazers will shut down rookie center Greg Oden's summer league season after two games so the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft can have his tonsils removed, the team said Tuesday. The Oregonioan of Portland first reported the team has decided Oden's swollen tonsils need to come out in the next three-to-four days because they are obstructing his breathing, which in turn is limiting his stamina.

"Right now, it's more of a thing that they are so big, that when I'm running up and down the court, it's hard for me to breathe," Oden said Monday after scrimmages with the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers, The Oregonian reported. "I can't get any air in there."

Did anyone stop and think that his breathing problem might actually be due to the fact that he’s actually 70 years old? I’ve seen younger looking people down at the retirement home. I’m fond of doing widows for their pension cheques. Hey a man’s gotta eat……box.

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